With the first flight out of the way, Subaru is working on three months of company flight testing for the UH-X, a military version of an upgraded Bell 412 that the company can expect to build under license until about 2040. Production engineers, meanwhile, are preparing a manufacturing line that will use processes from Subaru’s commercial-aircraft business to drive down costs. Japan’s defense ministry has dashed hopes of another army rotorcraft production program starting up in ...


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